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Cast of Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire


Cast of Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire


Directed by Gil Kenan and co-written by Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire, is an American supernatural comedy film set to release in 2024. Serving as the sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021), it is the fifth installment in the Ghostbusters franchise. The movie features an ensemble cast including Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O’Connor, and Logan Kim reprising their roles from Afterlife. Additionally, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and William Atherton return to portray their characters from the earlier films. also in the cast are Patton Oswalt & Kumail Nanjiani.

The story takes place years after the Ghostbusters successfully thwarted the apocalyptic deity Gozer the Gozerian in Summerville, Oklahoma. Now, the veteran Ghostbusters must team up with their new recruits to protect New York City from a formidable and chilling adversary who aims to assemble a spectral army.

Let’s take a look at the brief information on the major star cast  of the film.

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Paul Stephen Rudd, born on April 6, 1969, is an actor and comedian of British-American descent,Rudd’s filmography encompasses a diverse range of movies, including notable works such as “Clueless” (1995), “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” (1995), “Romeo + Juliet” (1996), “Wet Hot American Summer” (2001), “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004), “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005), “Knocked Up” (2007), “I Love You Man” (2009), “This Is 40” (2012), “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (2021), and “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” (2024). Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Rudd portrayed the character Ant-Man, beginning with the film “Ant-Man” in 2015 and most recently appearing in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” in 2023.

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Carrie Alexandra Coon, born on January 24, 1981, is an esteemed American actress known for her remarkable performances across various platforms. Notably, she portrayed the role of grieving mother Nora Durst in the HBO drama series The Leftovers from 2014 to 2017, and captivated audiences as Gloria Burgle in the third season of the FX anthology series Fargo in 2017. Her outstanding work in The Leftovers earned her a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress, while her role in Fargo garnered her a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.

Coon’s talent extends to the stage as well, where she received a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 2012 revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Furthermore, she has showcased her versatility in various films, including Gone Girl (2014), Widows (2018), The Post (2017), The Nest (2020), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). In addition to her impressive body of work, Coon continues to shine in her role as aspiring socialite Bertha Russell in the HBO series The Gilded Age since 2022.

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Finn Wolfhard, born on December 23, 2002, is a talented Canadian actor and musician. He gained recognition for his portrayal of Mike Wheeler in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things, which has been running since 2016. Additionally, he showcased his acting skills in the horror film It (2017) and its sequel It Chapter Two (2019), where he played the character Richie Tozier. Recently, he starred in the supernatural film Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021).

Apart from his acting career, Wolfhard is also a skilled musician. He served as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Calpurnia and has been a member of The Aubreys since 2020. Furthermore, he ventured into directing and made his debut with the comedy short film Night Shifts in 2020.

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Mckenna Grace, an American actress and singer, was born on June 25, 2006. Originally from Grapevine, Texas, she began her professional acting career at the age of five and later moved to Los Angeles, California. Her early roles included Jasmine Bernstein in the Disney XD sitcom Crash & Bernstein (2012–2014) and Faith Newman in the soap opera The Young and the Restless (2013–2015). She gained recognition for her role as a child prodigy in the film Gifted (2017), which earned her a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer.

Following her breakthrough, Grace appeared in films such as I, Tonya (2017), Troop Zero (2019), and Captain Marvel (2019). She also ventured into the horror genre with projects like The Bad Seed (2018), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), and Annabelle Comes Home (2019). Her portrayal of an abused teenager in The Handmaid’s Tale (2021–2022) earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, making her the first child to be recognized for a guest acting Emmy.

Grace received critical acclaim for her role in the supernatural comedy Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Super Award. In 2022, she showcased her talents further by writing, executive producing, and starring in The Bad Seed Returns, as well as portraying Jan Broberg in A Friend of the Family.

Bill Murray

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Bill Murray, born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, is a renowned American actor, comedian, and writer. His parents, Lucille (Collins) and Edward Joseph Murray II, played significant roles in shaping his upbringing. Lucille worked as a mailroom clerk, while Edward sold lumber. Murray’s career took off when he joined Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell in 1975, marking the beginning of his comedic journey. Although the show initially faced setbacks, Murray’s talent shone through, leading him to join the iconic Saturday Night Live in the same year. His exceptional writing skills earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series.

Murray’s comedic prowess extended beyond television, as he ventured into the world of film. He starred in a series of successful comedy movies, including “Meatballs” (1979), “Caddyshack” (1980), “Stripes” (1981), “Tootsie” (1982), “Ghostbusters” (1984), “Ghostbusters II” (1989), “Scrooged” (1988), “What About Bob?” (1991), and “Groundhog Day” (1993). Additionally, he co-directed “Quick Change” (1990), showcasing his versatility behind the camera.

As Murray’s career progressed, he received further acclaim for his performances. Notably, his role in “Lost in Translation” (2003) earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, along with an Academy Award nomination. He also garnered Golden Globe nominations for his roles in “Ghostbusters,” “Rushmore” (1998), “Hyde Park on Hudson” (2012), “St. Vincent” (2014), and the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” (2014). Murray’s exceptional talent was recognized once again when he won his second Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie for his role in “Olive Kitteridge.” Throughout his illustrious career, Bill Murray has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry, captivating audiences with his comedic genius and remarkable performances.

Dan Aykroyd

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Daniel Edward Aykroyd, born on July 1, 1952, is a versatile Canadian and American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and musician. Aykroyd is widely recognized for his work in the entertainment industry, particularly for his role as Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz in the iconic Ghostbusters films. Additionally, he has showcased his comedic talent in movies such as Trading Places, Spies Like Us, and The Blues Brothers.

Apart from his comedic roles, Aykroyd has also received critical acclaim for his performances in dramatic films like Driving Miss Daisy, My Girl, and Chaplin. Furthermore, he has made notable appearances in various television shows and has ventured into the business world by co-founding the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand.

Kumail Nanjiani

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Kumail Ali Nanjiani, born on May 2, 1978, is an acclaimed Pakistani-American stand-up comedian and actor. He gained recognition for his portrayal of Dinesh in the popular HBO comedy series Silicon Valley (2014–2019) and for his remarkable work as both the co-writer and lead actor in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick (2017). His exceptional writing skills, demonstrated through his collaboration with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, earned him a nomination for the prestigious Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

In addition to his creative achievements, Kumail Ali Nanjiani was honored by Time magazine in 2018 as one of the 100 most influential individuals worldwide. Furthermore, his remarkable performance in The Twilight Zone, a drama series executive produced by Jordan Peele, led to a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in 2019.

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